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Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, commonly called Boethius, was a Roman senator, consul, magister officiorum, and philosopher of the early 6th century. He was born about a year after Odoacer deposed the last Western Roman Emperor and declared himself King of Italy. Boethius entered public service under Ostrogothic King Theodoric the Great, who later imprisoned and executed him in 524 on charges of conspiracy to overthrow him. While jailed, Boethius... Read More

Bornc. 477
Rome, Kingdom of Odoacer
Died524 (aged about 44)
Pavia, Ostrogothic Kingdom
EraMedieval philosophy
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